Scarlet, crimson, rose, lavender and yellow flowers predominate in this nicely balanced mix.
Scarlet, crimson, rose, lavender and yellow flowers predominate in this nicely balanced mix. Unlike regular Nicotiana, this mix blooms all day long. Spectacular plants grow to 90 cm (3') in height.
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How To Grow
6200 seeds/gram. Start seed six weeks early indoors in a soil-less mix leaving them uncovered on the surface of the growing medium. As the seed is minuscule, take care when sowing. Carefully water the growing medium with a mister. Germination will normally occur at 24 C (75 F) in 15 days. Grow-on under lights at 17 C (62 F), gradually raising the temperature to 23 C (73 F). Harden off and transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed. Sow directly in the garden in mid to late May. Outdoors the soil mix should be finely pulverized and well enriched in order to produce tall plants and large flowers. Space plants 30-45 cm (12-18") apart in the garden. Keep well watered during periods of drought.
Blooming Season Begins
Tender Perennial Grown as an Annual
Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring
Days to Emergence
10 to 15
Medium Tall %2860 to 90 cm%29%2824 to 36%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Back of the border
Massing in a sunny garden